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Razer Tartarus

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 reviews of Razer Tartarus. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Keyboards for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The design and usability also get good comments, whereas there are mixed opinions on the reliability and durability.

usability, design, price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Keyboards the Razer Tartarus is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Razer Tartarus


alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Razer Tartarus from The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Keyboards on Comments about the reliability and durability are overall positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, durability, reliability

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Razer Tartarus Expert membrane USB Gaming Keypad

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Brian Westover (

Razer Tartarus


The Razer Tartarus gaming keypad gives gamers the same sort of control and features of higher priced competitors, making it a smart pick for budget gamers.

Comfortable design provides wrist and palm support. Dedicated keypad puts gaming controls at your fingertips. Software makes for easy customization and simple profile switching. Excellent thumb controls. 15 programmable keys. Affordable price

Limited ergonomic adjustment. Silicone dome switches instead of mechanical

Razer has always been pretty crazy with its product names, but the newest product, the Razer Tartarus, borrows its name from the deepest depths of Hades, the mythological prison of the Titans. Yeesh. Gaming keypads are specialized half-keyboards used...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Brian Westover (

Razer Tartarus


The Razer Tartarus gaming keypad gives gamers the same sort of control and features of higher priced competitors, making it a smart pick for budget gamers.

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: AgentOO24 (



For me it was purely cosmetic my old n52te edition was getting old buttons where sticking but very rarely not as much as this new Tartarus game pad. Although the changes are minimal I do like the new Tartarus it looks nice and feels better then the...

I was in the market for a replacement for my Belkin Nostromo n52te which the key paint was starting to wear out due to excessive use. So I opted for the Logitech G13 game pad which took up way to much real estate on my desk, that game pad was huge! It...

So cons and the main reason I only gave it 3 eggs. First no polling rate! Call it a placebo affect but I really feel like it made a difference from the previous generation which would give you the option of adjusting it. As a matter of fact in the...

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: Alex (

Solid for the price you pay


Overall, Razer has satisfied my needs once more. For the price it costs, you should definitly consider buying it (got it for 60$ after a 20% discount). There's not many keypads out there on the market so this keypad is one of the best among the few I...

Easy to setup ; Razer ; The fact you can adjust the wrist rest is very nice ; Took only 2 days to receive ; Green backlight is epic ; Buttons dont feel cheap at all

Space button seems a bit fragile ; Small for a person with big hands ; Kinda hard to use the directional stick effectively

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (

was great for 3 days then


After having bought 2 nostromo's I thought I would give the Tartarus a try. unfortunately it didn't even last a week. If you are going to buy Razer products I suggest that you buy the extended warranty. I have owned several and if its not he cord...

button layout great for MMO's like GW2

within 3 days one of the side buttons and the thumb pad quit working

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (

Fair successor to the Nostromo


As a long time user of the various Nostromo iterations and their inherent build caveats (e.g. Belkin D-Pad that squeaked, multiple iterations of the Belkin/Razer TE/v2), my muscle memory has become exceptionally dependent on these peripherals to...

Plenty of buttons and configuration options to satisfy MMO/FPS/RTS/MOBA gamers! Green backlighting is adjustable and visually attractive. Adjusting the palm rest does not require a heroic feat of strength. New D-Pad is a huge upgrade compared to the...

Lack of QA on the construction of the unit. After ~3 weeks of very mild use, experiencing some minor key sticking for the 01 and 02 buttons. Synapse 2.0 software is okay when it works, but has been traced to the root cause of a few system hangs

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (

Razer Tartarus


Like having all the keys in one location that my fingers can reach

after a couple of weeks I had configured all my keys to my specialty's in WoW and I lost 2 buttons the 11 key and the button right over the top of the Hat button . tried everything right down to uninstalling everything and doing a fresh download still...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: PlayDoh72 (



Love the mechanical feedback. Perfect # of buttons for any MMO / FPS game

Razer Synapse 2.0... unnngh

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (



The key layout would work well for me, if the keys worked

Dead keys, defective ; Keys feel like a cheap $5 keyboard ; Thumb stick is not really usable by human hands

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: mrfixitt (

Good ole Nostromo


I don't know if they still make the palm rest adjustable for bigger hands. Both of my Nostromos do.

Good gamepad. Been using it since the original Belkin Nostromo. Razer just added the backlit keypad. That's it. It's very good gamepad. Otherwise Razer would have added something to it or changed something

The "W" key will wear out on you after a couple of years if you play a lot of games that use it as the forward key. The biggest flaw is that Razer owns it now. Pray it doesn't break. You'll get no help from Razer. I've purchased 3 things Razer and had...

Mar, 2014

Product Specifications


Calculator Functionality: No
Chip Card Reader: No
Flexible Keyboard: No
Integrated Cursor Control:Mouse
Magnetic Card Reader: No
Remote Control: No
Separate Mouse Included: No
USB Hub: No
Voice Control: No

General Features

Platform:PC / Mac
Supported Console:Not Applicable
Type:Specialised Keying Device
Type of Connection:Cable